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That bible of the newspaper industry -- American Bookseller, June 1997More People Write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and more writers -- over 1,500,000 -- have bought The Associated Press Stylebook than any other journalism reference book. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published August 31st 1996 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company (first published August 1977)
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I finally found my copy of this and so it needed to be added to the 'Goodreads list!

An interesting and vital handbook and reference to any writer. Particularly of interest and worth to those writing for mass consumption and those keeping up with the world via journalistic sources.

Lots of information for the professional journalist as well as for those who may run across 'lingo' and euphemistic usage that occasionally leads to misinterpretation.

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Once upon a time I fancied myself a lexicographer. I still have a big interest in usage. To help me with that, I purchased this style guide. Of course, I learned from reading this that the AP does not necessarily follow its own book. With the dynamics of language, "the book" didn't have every reference I sought. Nevertheless, I find this an interesting reference.
As a reference guide to help reporters to be accurate, consistent and clear -- and to help editors keep them that way, this book has no rival. You don't have to be a reporter to benefit from it, though. This book offers practical guidance in so many areas. If you do any kind of writing, you will benefit from having this book on your desk.
Doug Page
"Effect' as a verb means to cause.
"Effect" as a noun means result.
"Affect" as a verb means to influence.
"Affect" as a noun is best avoided.
Useful for anyone in journalism as a reference book, but I wouldn't try and pick it up and read it cover to cover for entertainment.
Mirvan  Ereon
Very useful and comprehensive. I learned a lot of things using this book and its always a wonder reading it.
Laura Shabott
I am a purist about grammar and spelling to the best of my ability. This helps me when I am writing.
Jean Marie Angelo
The first manual most journalists use. I have read various editions multiple times.
Bridget Jones
this book still haunts me, I probably haven't picked it up in a decade.
Dec 30, 2007 Wes rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who work at newspapers
Yeah, I put this on my list. What are you gonna do about it?
Melynda Burt
Feb 28, 2009 Melynda Burt rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers
a must-have reference book. i quiz my writing staff regularly.
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